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L'OUROBOROS THE STREET PERFORMERS

Three stipple engraving by James Denison-Pender on goblets
blown by Cumbria Crystal.

Height 24cm, bowl height 9.5cm,diameter 8.5cm.

The engravings were inspired by a troupe of travelling
performers which the artist saw in the medieval hill town of
Les Baux in Provence. The troupe, called L'Ouroboros,
consisted of two drummers and a bagpiper, jugglers and
characters on stilts. The quality of the performances and the
extraordinary costumes suggested that this was something
special. However no explanation was given about the act. The
troupe paraded around the town, stopping from time to time
to perform their juggling act, and then moving on.

1. THE REHEARSAL.
The idea of an open air Rehearsal is the artist's own.

2. THE PERFORMANCE.
The Performance is much as he saw it, on the steps of the church.

3. THE DEPARTURE.
The Departure is intended to suggest the mood of both an ending and
a moving on.

The goblets are engraved on the inside and outside surfaces.
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